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Fiorentina 3-4 Lazio: Highlights

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Despite a Veretout hatrick it wasn’t Fiorentina’s night, in a seven goal thriller at the Franchi.

ACF Fiorentina v SS Lazio - Serie A
Not often he’ll get a hatrick and lose the game.
Photo by Gabriele Maltinti/Getty Images

First Half

After two red cards, one for each side in the first 15 minutes, Fiorentina took the lead. From the resulting free-kick which led to Lazio’s sending off, Jordan Veretout opened the scoring in stunning fashion. The Frenchman curled it brilliantly into the far right-hand corner to give The Viola the lead.

Half an hour in and things got even better for the home side. Veretout again the scorer, as he calmly tucked away a penalty into the bottom left corner, to score his seventh goal of the campaign.

39 minutes into the game and Lazio were right back in it. Another brilliant free-kick, this time from the Spaniard Luis Alberto. He left Bartlomiej Dragowski rooted the spot as he got it up and over to the wall and into the back of the net.

The drama wasn't over just yet though. In first half stoppage time, Lazio drew level. Martin Caceres simply wanted it more than Nikola Milenkovic who did nowhere near enough to challenge the header. However, Dragowski will also be very disappointed to too see it go in after it was hit straight at him.

Second Half

Ten minutes into the half and Jordan Veretout completed his hat-trick. He won the ball high up in the Lazio half and jinked his way past the Lazio defence then fired it in the far corner.

The goals continued as Felipe Anderson made it 3-3. The Fiorentina defence allowed Anderson far to much time to shoot and, from around 25 yards out he made it 3-3 with a great strike.

Unbelievably Lazio turned it around, Luis Alberto made it 4-3. The Spaniard managed to beat Pezzella to the cross and poke it past Dragowski. Lazio had scored two goals in under five minutes and turned the game on its head.

Full Time:

Goals:

Fiorentina: Veretout 16, 31, 54

Lazio: Luis Alberto 39, 73 Martin Caceres, 46 Felipe Anderson, 69

Yellow cards: Luis Felipe (27) Jordan Veretout (45) German Pezzella (75) Federico Chiesa (83) Luis Alberto (84)

Red Cards: Sportiello (8) Murgia (15)